Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Reduced Deaths Of Accidents

Recently, the rate of road accidents is rising rampantly. The number of deaths is rising very fast. More than an half of the road users are unfit to drive at night, a research by the Kakamega General Hospital has revealed. More than 60% of the road users are vissually impaired and not fit to drive at night a concern that could be causing the rising rate of road accidents. The General hospital in Kakamega is now calling on the government to adopt a stringngent road safety policy that will make it mandatory for road users to get visual impairment checks and first aid trainings. It scares when the county and Nation at large continues to lose heavily in terms of lost man hours and heavy medicals expenses not to mention pain and anguish due to avoidable road accidents.The hospital is also calling for a multi sector approach to manage the sharp rise in accidents on Kenyan roads. After urging the police to reintroduce alcoblow to check on drink driving. The monthly number of 216 victims has reduced to 40 victims. The drop in the number of victims is encouraging and we hope the number will reduce to zero.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Kakamega General Hospital

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Kakamega, Nairobi - Capital, Kenya
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